the-inbetween yearly archives for: 2002

Antiquated streams

After more than two years, I was surprised to find that my old live365 radio stream is still up and running! It’s not up to speed, as it’s got a lot of old tracks, and various songs that I haven’t heard in a long time (thanks to a sister-induced viral infection killing off my mp3 collection. It was for the best, though.) Unfortunately, thanks to the RIAA & CARP, it looks like it will be off-the-air permanently at the end…

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And now…

A poem: Life as a Passing Thoughtby Mike Nowak shrug.

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fiveKish

Man, this 5k entry is pretty sweet. I never did get around to submitting my entry, partly due to various distractions, but what I had can be seen here — in a non-finished, non-dressed up, non-“menu disabled” version. Flash 5; 3142 bytes. Try to clear the whole board. The Army’s online colouring book scares me. [One of many oddities found regularly at sharpeworld.]

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Vanilla Scribe

The convenience store near work finally got a shipment of Vanilla Coke. I think I’ll stick with the regular Coke. Vanilla Coke has this thicker, molasses kind of taste that just doesn’t go down easily. The actual taste isn’t that bad, but it isn’t something that you can chug down when you’re thirsty. It doesn’t have that level of refreshment a Coke Classic can give you after staring at Actionscript and stupidly ugly ASP for hours on end. Coke and…

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Lakeview

Pictures from Lakeview Promenade.

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Dawn of a Collection

I’ve been meaning to start building a DVD Collection for about a year now. I just never got around to it. There have been many reasons for it, but it mostly boils down to three key ones. Firstly, I’m cheap and lazy. Secondly, I’ve always wanted to start my collection with a key, all-time favourite movie that I would be proud of. It’s some sort of self-satisfying ego, or something. A lot of those key titles tend to be available…

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Belated E3 and LA pictures

Entrance to the South Hall, the one with Nintendo, Sony, and Sega.

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work makes me go something-something

I find myself wanting to spend less and less time near a computer. Once I get home from work, I try to avoid it for the rest of the day. Sure, I’m using the PS2 as a substitute — which isn’t that much different — but the focus with a PS2 is completely non work related. I’m sick of sitting in front of the computer working on whatever, whenever there even isn’t anything to work on, just because I have…

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WHATYOUGET

I got Medal of Honor: Frontline on Friday (I thought it was supposed to come out on D-Day?) and that’s been taking up my whole weekend. It’s a good shooter and I’ll try to write something about it when I finish it. Rest and relaxation is good. With work, E3, and the whole travelling to LA thing, I’ve been relatively tired lately. With that, I did absolutely nothing during the weekend to compensate. Granted, that isn’t much different than what…

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A few E3 links

Using booth-babes to sell video games is lame (warning: automatic browser resize). Very lame. Tecmo was the most blatant. IGN’s best of E3 for PS2, GameCube, and XBox. I don’t particularly agree with their picks, though I will give them full support for the ‘best PS2 first-person shooter’ category. TimeSplitters 2 was, in my opinion, one of the best “quiet” games on show. GameSpot has also released their Best of E3 list. I tend to agree with this one more…

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E3: SEGA Breakdown

I must confess: in my younger, less game-savvy days, I had a strong bias against everything Sega. All I had was my Super Nintendo (and NES). I couldn’t afford a Genesis, and my parents sure as hell weren’t going to fork over a few hundred bucks for another console, so I only had the one option. As anyone in such a limited situation would do, I defended my choice to the bitter end. I am a reformed fanboy. As I…

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E3: Nintendo Breakdown

Nintendo’s exhibit was my first stop at E3. It was also the largest, and most elaborate set-up there. As it would be, that grandeur would tarnish all my future booth visits — no one else compared, and I was disappointed to find that out, as my expectations started from such a high point. Regardless, no matter how outlandish your display is, if you don’t have the games to back it up, no one will care. Nintendo definitely had the games…

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Back to the T Dot

I have made my triumphant return from E3 in LA, to the colder reality of Toronto. The blisters on my feet tell me that I saw a lot of the show, and, most definitely, I shall write up some reports or point form notes or something. All I had in my — rather nice — Super 8 room was a modem connection. Unfortunately, I had no service to connect with, and, as such, had no Internet access for the whole…

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